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  1. Will this work for Windows 10? If I already have SS 4.3 installed and convert my laptop from 8.1 to 10 will it effect SS?
  2. Yes. When I click on the file in SS it says "Atrac 3 plus 256k". The disc that I am trying to upload was recorded on the same RH-1 I'm using now. Strangely, when I attempt the transfer the green does fill up in the right hand plane. But the files are not in SS. Where else could they go? The only glitch I can think of is that my SS program is now in Windows 8.1. When I did the initial recording I was using XP. Maybe the upload process won't work on W8?
  3. sfbp, Thanks, I'll try your ideas later today. I was always under the assumption the RH-1 (and M200) were the only way to transfer files back to Sonicstage. Also, where are the SS files located? Sphig, Thanks, I did try that and the files weren't there. I also searched my hard drive and came up with nothing.
  4. I have a live recording of an interview I did back in 2006 that I made on my RH-1. It was made in the Hi-SP mode. I want to transfer it from the recorder to my library in Sonicstage so I can make a CD copy of it. I thought the RH-1 was the only MD device capable of this, yet I am having issues completing the task. I connected my RH-1 to my computer and started Sonicstage. The program recognizes my device and even shows the two files I created with titles on the MD in the recorder. When I click on the bottom arrow <---- , the transferring processes is supposed to begin. I even briefly see the top box on the right fill to green and indicate 100%. Although it does this in about one second so I'm not sure if it is actually transferring the file to SS, I then search My Library and the file is nowhere to be found. Is there something simple I am forgetting? I have checked the tab on the MD and it is in the closed position. I also looked at the properties of the file on the MD side and the rights info states "can be transferred (unlimited times)". Any suggestions?
  5. Years ago there was a site that had photos of every minidisc blank that was ever made. Does anyone know if it still exists?
  6. I could be incorrect because I never had the pleasure of owning any CD/MD deck, But at normal speed they use Atrac type R for recording. Atrac type R and 4.5 are both SP.
  7. I might give this a go on my N10. I would love to also try it on my E10 but I have heard it's a much more involved task...
  8. Very cool! But way above my pay grade... Is that battery you received made just for the MZ-N10 and probably for the MZ-E10? If so, I wonder how old the replacement battery is since Sony stopped making these units well over 10 years ago. Are you able to get a full charge and hold it for awhile?
  9. Some of us used Beta hi-fi machines for the same reason. You could actually get 3 hours of high quality audio on a standard L750 tape. Interesting that he didn't include the Beta format. It looks like he went for everything else!
  10. I would think any sonic differences in discs would depend upon the hardware they are played on. The discs themselves only contain the data read by the recorders and players. I agree that the differences are in build quality. Some of the old Memorex and Fuiji discs were cheaply made and the shutters could get easily bent.
  11. You're comparing apples to oranges here. Sony and Sharp had completely different numbering/lettering systems for their respective versions of Atrac. In other words, Atrac 4 in Sony is not equal to Atrac 4 on Sharp. Sony went from 1 in the earliest models to 4.5 in later ones before they started using letters (Atrac type R, Atrac type S). I believe type S is as far as they went. I'm not sure how far Sharp numbered their versions (8 perhaps?). There is a pretty good description of the Sony system at the minidisc.org site under FAQ. You can't upload material from a deck to your PC. I believe the Sony RH-1/M200 is the only portable unit that can do that and prices are pretty prohibitive as they are the last and best recorders made.
  12. It won't even play in SS. I seem to remember at the time some notice was given about how to save these. Just how escapes me...
  13. I think I know the answer to this but I am going to throw it out there anyway. My SS library is now about ten years old. I purchased a copy of Sufjan Stevens "Seven Swans" long ago just to see how it would sound once transferred. This was probably done in the days before Hi-MD. It is in 132 K Atrac just like all of the material on Connect was at the time. I just tried to transfer it to disc and it failed. There is a message about not having the copying rights for the material. Is there a workaround for this? Thankfully, this was the only album I ever bought from Connect. I think I had some type of song credit at the time as well.
  14. I have the same unit and also have been having an issue with the tray, although it is somewhat different. I don't have a "clicking" issue. But upon inserting a disc and trying to close the door it stops just before the tray goes in. At first I thought it might just be an issue with the disc. So I tried several and it happens on about half the discs. Even brand new Biancas and the better TDK ones. Usually, I can try several times and it will finally go in. Recording and playing are both fine. These decks are like 15+ years old. I'm sure its because the moving parts do wear with age...
  15. Thanks! The restore tool worked perfectly. Now I can save some space by putting my old XP to bed.
  16. OK sfbp, Believe it or not, I'm finally getting around to doing this! I had decided a while back just to use my old XP computer for what little Sonicstage I was using at the time. Now I have a Windows 8.1 laptop that I was successful in installing Sonicstage. I'd like to move the library (115 gb) to it. I did run the FCT and also backed up to a portable hard drive. What should I try next?
  17. I have been importing CD's using Sonicstage since 2005. As a rule, I have saved just about everything in 256kbps. This kind of limits me to use Hi-SP if I want to avoid any type of artifacts (if any) when converting to LP2 or any other codec. I was wondering, if one could do it all over again, if it would make any difference importing CD's as WAV or Advanced Atrac Lossless? Also, as far as the AAL does it matter what size you save the files in? In other words, if you import a CD in 256 kbps AAL and then decide to transfer it to MD in 352 kbps at some point, will it make a difference?
  18. I still use the good old Plano clear plastic cases made for fishing gear. They still sell them at Walmart and Kmart here in the US!
  19. This is a pretty wide open subject on which you will get many opinions. In theory, the latest models like the RH1 and MZ-EH930 player (my workhorse) should have the better hi-def amps. But I would say any differences between them sonically and your NH1 are pretty much non-existent. Better to look into whatever earphones you use than anything else...
  20. I'm wondering if Sony has really ceased production on the Neige discs. They still seem to be pretty reasonable at a few sites.
  21. One of the downsides of NiMH batteries is that they will start to self discharge pretty quickly if you don't use them. There is a great article here about battery types: http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/Nickel_based_batteries So in other words, they work best if you charge them just before use. I wouldn't charge a bunch of those and expect them to have full capacity a few days later.
  22. Hi All, Has anyone successfully been able to load SS4.3 to Windows 8? I did a search for it but I am not turning up much. Plus, not being such a tech expert, I'm not sure what is meant by "temporarily disabling the driver". Apparently there is quite a bit on how to get the job done with Windows 7. I was hoping for a step by step procedure somewhere. Thanks...
  23. culp4684


    Which makes those gumsticks shown on the bottom very interesting. It might be worth the gamble of paying a little more than six bucks to get two of them...
  24. I'm a firm believer that with all of the MD equipment manufactured over the past twenty years we are seeing a very small percentage being offered for sale on any of these sites. In other words, there has to be a lot still out there...
  25. I've done this on about a dozen or so albums now and I can tell you if there is a difference, it sure as hell doesn't matter much. Maybe it is the fact that I'm using an ES deck to record. Don't know for sure. I think sometimes we worry too much about the tech aspects and forget about listening to the music...
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